What Fashola actually said about Nigerian roads

What Fashola actually said about Nigerian roads

The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola recently came under heavy backlash after reports quoted him saying Nigerian roads are not as bad as portrayed.

A transcript of the Minister’s speech actually shows he was misquoted by the media.

Fashola’s words below.

”Problems is headline news for you but I think the balance is also to show that not all of the road is and because the focus is on the bad part but you owe Nigerians whose taxes we use to9 also show them that some work is going on. Because it is not all of Nigeria’s roads that are motorable. On the Benin-Warri road, for example, many sections of it are motorable, it is a part that has caved in and collapsed and that is where the pain is and that is what we will respond to.

”Same thing on Lagos-Ibadan, same thing on so many parts of the road and I think it is important to have that balance in order even to encourage people to have hope in the country because it is not as bad as sometimes we portray it. (that is your headline, we know) But it is important to let them know that on a 100km stretch maybe 10-15 % is bad because you actually drive to that point before you feel the pain”.

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What Fashola actually said about Nigerian roads
What Fashola actually said about Nigerian roads

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